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HF HEALTH & FITNESS

OVERWHELMED BY THE EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES NEXT TO THE TREADMILL? MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR A PERCEPTION CHANGE. TRY THESE OPTIONS THAT ARE FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD, EFFECTIVE, AND DON’T REQUIRE MUCH THOUGHT WHILE RAISING YOUR HEART RATE AND ENHANCING CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING.

By Ryann Gordon

Weights drop loudly on every end of a massive, chaotic room; bands stretch across heavy racks of metal, bouncing back and forth, begging to be set free; sweaty men grunt as they pull on cords that lift unimaginable amounts of weights. People rotate on and off dozens of foreign machines as if they’ve

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done it their whole life—and many of them have. Then, one of them steps aside for you to take a turn and you’re thrown into the deep end with no idea what you’re doing. Do you think you’re going back to the gym any time soon?

For those of us who aren’t well-versed at the gym, the lines of weights, fitness equipment and confusing machinery can be highly overwhelming. How are you supposed to get in your cardio when all the treadmills are taken? And how do you expect to get that Kardashian booty when you don’t know the

difference between a leg and arm press? Don’t overcomplicate it. Take your time and learn as you go, or maybe as you meet new friends who can teach you. And know the basics. Don’t worry though — that’s what you’ve got us for.

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January 2017 (Vol. 31, No. 1)  

Where to Dine. What to Do. Where to Find It. When It's Happening. Preview 918 For over 30 years, Preview has been the best resource for dis...